*Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust v Thomas and others

Minor – Medical treatment. Examining the child's best interests from a broad perspective, encompassing medical, emotional, sensory and instinctive considerations, and paying due regard to the fundamental, but not immutable, principle of the sanctity of life, it was not in his best interests for life-sustaining medical treatment to be continued. Accordingly, the Family Division granted declarations sought by the applicant hospital that the provision of life-sustaining treatment was no longer in his best interests.

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